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What Is a Catalytic Converter?

What Is a Catalytic Converter?

Catalytic converters have a rich history that's spanned a period of nearly a century. They were patented by Eugene Houdry, whose original intent was to use precious metals banded together in an effort to reduce automobile smog in major cities across France. Little did he know that his invention would have practical applications in the modern era where concerns of global warming would soon dominate the landscape. Catalytic converters have been a huge part of American car culture for over 40 years, as they've been doing their part to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions for that long. In fact, they were mandated by law as far back as the 1970s for these very reasons. Our environment and health have greatly benefited from catalytic converters. Unfortunately, so have car thieves. Their vast combination of precious metals has made them a target for those looking to make extra money by converting them into scrap metals. Catalytic converters do their job very well. In fact, their ... read more

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